Rayan Mustafa Qutub is CEO of the Ports Development Co. at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) which, when completed, will be one of the world’s top 10 ports.
He has held this job since December 2017 and has also been chairman of marine services at KAEC since January 2018. His professional experience spans more than two decades with major regional and international companies including Savola, Unilever, and Emaar The Economic City.
He previously served as CEO of KAEC’s Industrial Valley, which attracted more than 120 leading companies and brands during his four-year tenure. He led and supervised several projects including the development of residential districts and medical and educational institutions including The World Academy.
He was at Unilever for 10 years between 1998 and 2008 in a number of roles, and was brand manager at Savola for more than two years.
Qutub graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration, and attended executive education programs at prestigious universities such as Oxford, Harris-Stowe State, and Harvard.
During the launch of King Abdullah Port on Monday, Qutub told Arab News: “When we talk about King Abdullah Port, we are talking about (the reform plan) Vision 2030.”
Qutub said the port would establish the Kingdom as a platform for the region.
“The countries of East Africa are the new China, the next huge neighboring economy, and we can now exchange exports and imports, and offer logistic services to them and the world as a whole,” he said.